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Jacob is a member of the firm’s Business practice and focuses on business transactions and finance law.

Jacob's practice emphasizes corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, hedging transactions, state and federal bank regulation, and general corporate matters.

His experience includes representing borrowers and lenders in secured, unsecured, structured and project financing; negotiating and structuring public and private company mergers and asset acquisitions and dispositions; negotiating hedging structures, such as interest rate swaps; and providing corporate advice to business ventures.

Community Activities

  • The Meridian School, Board Member, 2018-present
    • Crisis Response Committee
    • Executive Committee
    • Secretary, 2018-present
    • Strategic Planning Committee



  • Representation of OneWest Bank in connection with the sale of approximately $78 billion in unpaid principal balance of mortgage servicing rights to Ocwen Loan Servicing.
  • Representation of Vulcan Inc. in connection with complex investment and hedging structures.
  • Represented a private equity fund in the $150 million acquisition of a commercial loan and leasing portfolio.*
  • Represented American Seafoods Group in a $475 million five-year senior secured credit facility with revolving and term loan facilities.*
  • Represented American Seafoods Group in the issuance and sale of $275 million senior subordinated notes.*
  • Represented ASG Consolidated in the issuance and sale of $125 million in senior notes and 125 million warrants to purchase common stock.*
  • Represented ASG Consolidated in a tender offer to purchase $251 million outstanding senior discount notes.*
  • Represented Darigold in the negotiation and documentation of various interest rate and dairy commodity forward swap transactions using ISDA Master Agreements and an auction-based selection process to identify counterparties.*
  • Represented Washington Mutual in connection with the sale of various loan portfolios and business lines, including the mortgage banker finance group, syndicated loan group, agricultural lending group and credit card processing group.*
  • Represented Avista Corporation in negotiation and documentation of a syndicated $200 million revolving loan credit facility to provide additional liquidity for operations.*
  • Represented the Alaska Permanent Fund in connection with investments in private equity funds.*
  • Represented American Seafoods in the acquisition of fishing vessels active in the Bering Sea Pollock fishery.*
  • Represented Washington Mutual, HomeStreet Bank, and Cowlitz Bancorp in connection with various ban branch acquisitions and divestitures.*
  • Represented Washington Mutual and Lehman Brothers in the revision of forms of ISDA confirmation and schedules used for derivates embedded in mortgage loan securitization structures following Moody’s 2006 revision of its hedge rating methodology.*
  • Represented Washington Mutual in its acquisition of National Australia Bank’s mortgage banking operations in stock and asset purchases.*
  • Represented Washington Mutual in its acquisition of Dime Bancorp Inc.*
  • Represented a privately held company in the restructuring of approximately $1.5 billion of senior debt consisting of senior notes and domestic and European credit facilities.*
  • Represented JPMorgan Chase in connection with the sale of a $4 billion portfolio of CMBS servicing rights, consisting of master servicing and subservicing rights with respect to commercial and multifamily loans backing private label mortgage-backed securities.*
* Denotes experience completed at a prior firm.

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  • Washington, 1998


  • J.D., Harvard Law School (cum laude), 1998
  • B.A., Yale University (magna cum laude), 1995

Honors & Recognition

Rising Star, Washington Super Lawyers list, 2006

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